Mostly my OH and I will spend a max of £100 (about $160) on a meal for two if we are eating out somewhere special - so only two or three times a year.
Now I know of people who will regularly spend at least three times this on a meal for two and often tell me that I am missing out by not eating at the various Michelin starred restaurants they frequent.
Now we could afford to spend £300, but choose not to. Partly because I feel the rule of diminishing returns applied (would we get £200 more enjoyment over our £100 meal - unlikely) and because I feel that it is slightly frivolous to spend what is one month's supermarket bill on one night out.
I understand that some of the £300 will be used to pay wages of staff, but I guess a lot will go to the restaurant owner/head chef, but I do kind of feel that a lot of top restaurants are ripping off their customers.
So my question to those of you who do partake of fine dining, how do you get over the moral issues. Is it something you ever think about? Do you ever feel you have been ripped off?